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Appeals on Contraception Mandate Reach Supreme Court

A flurry of legal briefs filed by members of Congress shows that resolution of the contraception mandate lawsuits is as much a political exercise as a judicial one.

Two separate requests to hear challenges to the contraception mandate were filed Thursday, increasing the odds the Supreme Court will rule on the issue in June.

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A Second Federal Appeals Court Rules Against For-Profit in Fight Over Contraception Coverage

Lawsuits by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood challenge the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, which says that certain preventive health-care services like contraception must be covered without copay or cost sharing.

On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit rejected claims that the birth control benefit violated religious exercise rights of for-profit businesses.

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Colorado District Court Blocks Contraception Mandate for Secular, For-Profit Nursing Home Business

The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.

The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.

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Legal Wrap: The Fallacy of Admitting Privileges Restrictions, and GOP Targets Another Female Judicial Nominee

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans' obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

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Federal Appeals Court Rules No For-Profit Religious Rights, Creating Split Ripe for SCOTUS Review

On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.

On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.

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Legal Wrap: States Ramp Up Anti-Abortion Activity, Again

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court's attention last week.

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.

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Hobby Lobby Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Contraception Benefit

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On Friday, a federal judge reluctantly ruled the corporate arts and crafts store would not have to comply with the contraception benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

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Let Human Resources, Not Pastors, Make Employment Decisions

A case out of Iowa shows the dangers in substituting adherence to law with adherence to religious beliefs.

A case out of Iowa shows the dangers in substituting adherence to law with adherence to religious beliefs.

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Legal Fight Over Contraception Benefit Hits Next Phase

Even with a packed docket, the Roberts Court could find room to take up important cases on pregnant workers' rights as well as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

A series of appellate court decisions in the coming months could determine how and when the Supreme Court reviews the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

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For-Profit Companies Suing Over Birth Control Benefit Aren’t Exempt From Corporate Obligations

Bottom line: If you're a religious individual, and you decide to enter the marketplace, and you hire people of all faiths, then you have to leave your religious baggage behind and follow the same rules that apply to everyone else.

Bottom line: If you’re a religious individual, and you decide to enter the marketplace, and you hire people of all faiths, then you have to leave your religious baggage behind and follow the same rules that apply to everyone else.

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